October CMS, back to the basics • WordPress Help

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Last Friday a new content management system came out that promises to return the web creation and publication to the basics : October CMS .

According to the philosophy of October CMS created by Alexey Bobkov and Samuel Georges the current systems they have become complicated, and it offers us a simple platform, by which, for example, we can easily create a template on the topic and apply the URL directly, something that would be done like this:

October CMS is based on PHP and the framework Laravel and its main features are the following:

:: Installation with assistant ::

The requirements to install October CMS are as follows:

  • PHP 5.4 or higher with safe_mode disabled.
  • PHP PDO.
  • PHP cURL.
  • MCrypt PHP
  • PHP ZipArchive
  • PHP PHP
  • PHP JSON

Although the list seems long, most current servers already offer it, but you should always check beforehand.

If your server complies requirements, you just have to download the installer or download a copy from the repository .

If you choose the installer, the best option, the procedure is as follows:

  1. Prepare an empty directory on your server . It can be a sub-directory, the root folder or a subdomain.
  2. Download the installer file .
  3. Unzip the installer file in the directory of your server where you want to install October CMS. [19659030] Give write permissions to the installation directory and all its subdirectories and files
  4. Navigate to the script install.php from your web browser
  5. Follow the instructions of the installer.

:: Page Components ::

Components are page building blocks. Simply add a component to the page and this adds new features and then you configure it with the Inspector, a visual tool with which to manage the properties of the components, all without having to program.

 octobercms components

:: Extensible platform: plugins ::

As with any other CMS you can extend the features of October CMS with plugins. The classes that use the plugins are very simple, simply describe the plugin and register the features you want to have.

There is a page available with a few fundamentals, which you can not do without.

]  octobercms plugins

:: Ajax Framework ::

The AJAX framework frameworkword allows you to easily make a request for forms or buttons. These requests are managed by the components of your own page code or design.

 octobercms ajax-framework

:: Simple administration ::

Although not what you expect in WordPress if that has an administration interface with good virtues. The best thing is that it uses very little PHP code and the configuration files are simple, almost human.

 octobercms administration

:: Templates based on text files ::

Pages, designs and partials are just files, one per template. Thanks to this the themes are easily manageable by means of systems of revision of versions like Git or SVN.

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The structure of the subjects is quite simple: [19659029] Pages – entries and pages of the website.

  • Partials – reusable HTML markup chunks. This is one of the best features of October CMS.
  • Designs – the files that define the look of the web.
  • Content files – text blocks, HTML or Markdown that can be edited independently of the page or layout
  • Resource files – resource files such as images, and CSS and JavaScript files.
  • A typical structure of a October CMS theme would look like this:

    themes /
    web /
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    You have the complete documentation on issues of October CMS on this page .

    Do you want to know more ?, then take a look at this video it explains itself and it's a good review.

    I'm testing it on my local machine and, although it changes the working method that I'm used to, I have to say it's very easy to use and modify, it has very interesting concepts.

    you tell us what you think.

    NOTICE : e This publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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